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   Baier.  (2012) New.  

    September 11, 2012
    3:00 - 4:00pm PDT  

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so-called clear skies act. it's not so-called. it's called. >> bob: i'm so-called member of the five. >> dana: i didn't. that's it for us. see you tomorrow. bye-bye. >> bret: is president obama too busy campaigning to meet with israel as fears grow over nuclear bomb? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier on this 11 anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. there were fears tonight of a different disaster looming in the middle east. more on the 9/11 remembrances in a bit. first, fox news learned that president obama rejected a request q for washington for israel prime minister sounding new alarms over the prospect
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of the nuclear weapon. the senior israeli officials are not pleased. >> days after taking jerusalem out of the platform sparked chaos at the convention. >> in the opinion of -- let me do that again. >> the white house is now dealing with the fall-out from a report in the israeli press claiming president obama denied a request to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. in new york later this month around the opening session of the u.n. general assembly. >> i think president obama knows that benjamin netanyahu, what are you going to do regarding iran? how long do you want us to wait? maybe it's busy campaigning but crucial issues are more important. >> white house officials confirm to fox the two leaders will not be meeting but insisted the president did not refuse to meet with netanyahu noting the president is in new
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york monday september 24, tuesday september 25. ous spokesman vitor said that netanyahu does not alive until later in the week adding there is simply not in the city at the same time. the president and the prime minister are in frequent contact and prime minister will meet with other officials including secretary clinton in the visit. israeli official told fox the prime minister made it clear he will travel to washington to make the schedule work. today, netanyahu had harsh words for the u.s. over the stance on iran nuclear program. >> there is still time. it say wait for what? wait until when? those international community who refuse to red lines before iran don't have a more right to place red light before you.
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>> the tension comes as the u.s. atomic agency says id has new intelligence that iraned a vanceed work on the nuclear bomb. the president used con vention speech to smooth things over -- >> our commitment to israel security must not waiver. neither the pursuit of peace. >> mitt romney, a long-time friend of benjamin netanyahu tried to capitalize on. >> they now say they are not certain what the capital of israel might be. >> they will not get specific about the red line that netanyahu is demanding. >> the president position is he is committed to preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> i spoke to a senior official who would not rule out possibility of a meeting in washington could be ruled
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out on friday, seven 28 but the official noted that it is an election date and he could be in battleground state that date. a move like that might inflame netanyahu more. >> bret: more on this with charles krauthammer and panel later. thank you. the u.s. flag above american embassy in cairo forcibly replaced today with one resembling that of the al-qaeda movement. >> bret: ultra conservative islamist protesters climb the ball of the embassy late today and protesting a video for prophet muhammad. it's promoted by an egyptian known christian in the u.s. known for views characterized as anti-muslim. most of the embassy staff went home early today.
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few remane in the facility. the embassy released a statement moments ago saying the embassy of the united states and cairo condemns the continuing effort by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of american democracy. we firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the unver a right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others. there was also protest over the video at the u.s. consulate in benga.i, lib ra. report says armed mob set fire to that building. personnel company manpower says only 17% of the companies plan the hire in the next three months in the u.s. and that is down. it blames uncertainty over election, federal budget and europe.
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moody's reports the u.s. could lose credit status until budget deal is reached. wall street was up today. dow gained 69. nasdaq finished ahead half a point. mayor factor of economic woes is the unemployment. fewer jobs in june to make job-hunting more competitive. there are places where so many good jobs are available. companies can't hire enough workers. fast enough. senior national correspondent john roberts. >> i knew i had to make a move because there was no jobs, there was a high crime rate. >> abraham was union worker at chrysler in illinois. took a buy-out in the downsizing and couldn't find another job. he was desperate for work selling possessions for cash. until he picked up and headed west to south dakota. >> there are jobs everywhere. if you go down the street, everybody is hiring. mcdonald's is hiring for almost $11 an hour. >> in fact, south dakota has a
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ton of jobs employers can't fill. 11,000 of them. trail king, ceo hired recruiting firm to find welders. >> anybody that has got skills, if they want a job, they can get a job. tomorrow. >> the labor shortage here is so acute that governor duggard is paying manpower $5 million to find 1,000 new workers. >> colony or financial services. engineering. information technology. in the skills manufacturing trades. machining and high-skilled welding. >> it's not just south theco the. today's jolt survey on job opening and labor turnover found at the end of july there were 3.7 million jobs available across the country. >> you hear about the 8% plus unemployment rate. and we can't find enough people to fill the jobs. >> so why are the jobs unfilled? some of it is geography.
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people don't want to move to wide open spaces like dakotas where business is booming. then there is the skills gap. that is the problem at poed biofuels at sioux falls. they cap find engineers among the local population. >> those are the ones that are a higher right now. in high demand. >> to attract workers from outside south dakota helping to pay relocation expences, touting the low cost of living and no state income tax. for abraham kirk, pulling up stakes was the best move he could have made. >> this is a nonunion shop. i definitely could compare this to chrysler, union job, to where they treat you well. get benefit. 401(k). they take care of you. >> south dakota governor worry if the jobs are left unfilled it could stall the economic recovery in the state. even if it brings new workers to the state is 100% successful, it will still leave more than 10,000 unfilled jobs in south dakota.
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>> john roberts live. some of the ranker was muted on the 9/11 anniversary. to start the day. most appearances focused on patriotism and service instead of more political themes. chief political correspondent carl cameron takes a look. >> in reno addressing 4,000 member of the national guard association convention, g.o.p. presidential nominee mitt romney commemorateed the 9/11 attacks. >> with less than two months to go before election day, i would normally speak to a gathers like this about the differences between my and my opponent's plans for military and national security. there is a time and place for that. but this day is not that. >> running mate paul ryan visited with the wisconsin air national guard. >> thinking about people in lives and a day where we for [ inaudible ]
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the military, air force, and -- [ inaudible ] >> 2008 g.o.p. nominee and war hero john mccain urged romney to go on offense against obama for emphasizing withdrawal instead of victory in afghanistan, which mccain says emboldens extremists. >> this president's national security plan has been abysmal failure. i haven't seen a more feckless foreign policy since carter. >> romney attacked the president for weeks for refusing to halt national defense cut. >> the return of the troops cannot and must not be used as a an excuse to hallow out the military through the devastating defense cuts. >> dousing talks of convention today, new "washington post"/abc news poll said of likely voters still unchange and virtually tied race. obama 49, romney 48. the president's job rating is
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narrowly negative. 50% disapprove to 48% approve. half a million ads have been run. florida faced $117 million in ads. ohio is second with $112 million. virginia, $85.7 million. north carolina and colorado about $55 million each. iowa, $47 million. in the last four months on average of $4 million a day has been spent, in # 3 battleground states. in the final eight weeks those numbers are likely to double. bret? >> bret: carl cameron live in the battleground. we look at the 9/11 memorials when we come back from, ground zero to the pentagon and shanksville, pennsylvania. remembering those who died. [ mother ] you can't leave the table
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>> bret: it was 11 years ago
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today that our world changed forever. you remember where you were, what you were doing weapon you first heard the news of the attacks on new york and washington. the plane crash in pennsylvania. i reported on the attacks outside the burning pentagon that day. seep your correspondent rick leventhal was at ground zero 11 years ago and he joins us from there tonight. good evening, rick. >> reporter: good evening, bret. dramatically different scene here in lower manhattan after years of delays and legal battles over finances and design. we're starting to see buildings rising from ground zero, some nearing completion. including one world trade behind us. the tallest building in a city that will never forget this day in history. >> for the 11th time since the worst terror attack on american soil, somber ceremonies remember lives lost and sacrifices made. >> although he threw himself from the building i know god
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was waiting for him below and caught him in his arms. >> at the national 9/11 memorial in new york, family members read names of the 3,000 victims. >> our son glen davies kerwin. >> a bell tolled six times, marking the moments hijacked planes crashed in to both world trade center towers. the pentagon, and a field in pennsylvania. and when the twin towers fell. >> no matter how many verses you experience, for at least an instant, the terror of that moment returns. >> while the vice president marked the occasion in thanksville, the president took part in solemn ceremonies at the white house. articling top ceremony. arlington ceremony and the pentagon. >> it's never an easy day but it's especially difficult for all of you. the families of nearly 3,00,000 innocents who lost their lives. >> this year for the first time, elected officials did not speak at ceremony at the
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ground zero memorial. instead, ceremony alongside footprint of the twin towers was dedicated to solely to victims and first responders. >> thers a void in all of our lives because of this, that will never be filled or healed. >> i hope we never lose focus on what really happen here. more importantly may we never forget, forgive those responsible. >> remembrance continues with a tribute in light. beams from sundown until down reminder of the twin towers that once stood here and the thousands of lives lost forever. bret? >> bret: tough memories. rick, thank you. talk about where we are now and the threats that the u.s. currently faces. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with us tonight. good evening. what does al-qaeda look like 19 years later? >> it's no longer company with
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bin laden as the ceo. it's one where the affiliates and somalia and north africa have come to nominate. 11 years after 9/11, usama bin laden is debt. the self-described architect of 9/11 khalid sheikh mohammed is awaiting trial at the military court. and al-zawahiri is appeared to be hiding in pakistan. they're focused on the al-qaeda affiliates and the one in yemen that is the most active. we had a killing of the c.i.a. of anwar al-awlaki in yesmen. awaiting dna confirmation that the number two in the group, and the u.s. tried and failed to kill the bomb maker there behind the last three plots against the united states. in my opinion having covering this for 11 years the biggest change is a homegrown component. what most americans don't realize is that we have seen more plots in the last three years than the first eight
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years after 9/11. almost all of the plots are the majority are focused on the u.s. military. bottom line is that the likelihood of a large scale attack like 9/11 has been diminished, but the likelihood of smaller scale attack along the lines of fort hood has increased. >> bret: what is the focus of the intelligence community? >> it breaks down to three categories. number one, risk-based approach now. you can't have 100% security all the time. that's driven by economics. it's almost like managing al-qaeda like a chronic disease. the second is tracking iran and the ability to build alliances to allow it to strike outside the gulf region in the event of attack like israel. third is we are on the cusp to cyber war, new type of warfare. this summer we learn from the head of the cyber commander there is 17-fold increase in number of computer attack against the u.s. u.s. infrastructure. i believe this is the next wave and game changer for the u.s. intelligence. >> bret: thank you very
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much. >> you're welcome. >> bret: still ahead, a first look at the insider blame game over operation fast and furious. upnext, karl rove and joe trippi where the presidential race stands right now. dry mouth may start off as an irritant. it'll cause cavities, bad breath. patients will try and deal with it by drinking water. water will work for a few seconds but if you're not drinking it, it's going to get dry again. i recommend biotene. all the biotene products like the oral rinse...the sprays have enzymes in them. the whole formulation just works very well.
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>> bret: we are going to talk about the magic number this november, 270. 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. let's get some insight on it from former senior bush advisor karl rove. democratic strategist joe trippi. let's look at the map as we always do. first, gentlemen, the latest map and lay it out for you. you can see the info on the key. red, romney. blue, obama. then the pinkish color is lean romney. light blue, lean obama. and the yellow, those are tossup states within the
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margin of error. again, this is all based on polls from the last 30 days. okay. carl. what has changed since we last map? >> this map looks familiar because there are no changes in the last week. it shows obama plus lean at 225. romney plus leans at 191. 122 electoral votes in yellow state for tossup. not because we haven't had polling. 13 surveys over the last week and nine states but four of the states that didn't affect the average. in the other five, while it. aed the number, it didn't affect the status. four states moved in the romney direction. florida went from minus two for romney to tied, north carolina. north carolina went from tied to plus three. new mexico with a poll that showed romney behind by five moved from minus 14 to minus 10. new jersey went from minus 13 to minus ten. one state, washington state moved in barack obama's direction. went from a 13-point margin for obama to a 16-point margin, but not a single state changed the status. though there was important
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movement toward romney. most of the polls before taken in the week or over the weekend say it may not have the convention bounce baked in this tome. as of the day no, changes in status from last week. >> you are seeing changes if your map. you put ohio in lean obama. >> one poll we have seen since the democratic convention in the state was the p.p.p. poll in ohio that gave obama five-point lead there. >> bret: democratic leaning poll. >> democratic leaning poll. i have been privy to focus groups and other internal things i am hearing on the democratic side. renewed confidence that ohio is starting to lean obama. i put it there. now look, these things can change five ways between now a no., but today, put it in the lean column for obama. >> bret: karl, monday, if you talk -- you disagree with that, by the way? >> i disagree. polls for the last week. i look at private polls too, an shows competitive, up for grab state. >> bret: monday you talked
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to republicans. some of them felt pretty down, because of the polling out of the democratic congress vention. you look at this map, carl. it's where it was. >> look, i'm not suggesting that it might not be different. you to have the convention bake in results. but look, republicans on monday were down because they saw the cnn poll with a six-point lead. they saw the "washington post" poll with one-point lead. obama got a bounce out of it. the question is how big is it going to be? it looks to be smaller than the ample of 1964, 4.9 points for democrat. and the question is how persistent is it going to be? i'd say be careful about put toog much in the post convention polls. look at where things settle out at the end of the week or early next. >> bret: other states you are keeping a eye on, joe? >> look, you look at this map, and they are all, iowa is going to be critical. ohio. again. we can disagree about it today. it's clear that whoever wins
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ohio is the next president. the reason it looms so high is 18 electoral votes. there is movement, i agree with carl. you cannot look at movement from the polls yet. take a week or two to bake them in but initially obama got a bet evidence bump from the convention. >> bret: iowa is interesting. they are spenning time in iowa. >> more money is spent per capita on television in iowa than any other state. republican went there for three days before the republican convention. it's an interesting state. western part is heavily republican. in order to win, republicans have to begin to break through in the eastern part of the state. it looks like wisconsin an has an affinity for it. same people live there. roman catholic, the presence of the first roman catholic on the republican ticket since 1964 in the form of paul ryan. i think it will help there. southeastern iowa, sort of
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feels like paul ryan's district of janesville. we are seeing over the southeastern part of wisconsi wisconsin, except it has more hills than iowa and they have a river on the eastern side. it looks and feels like his district. we'll see how it goes. iowa is competitive after bag blow-out is sign of something. >> bret: that is interesting. six electoral votes. we have a map app for ipad that you can download and people have. they are doing their own calculation. joe, we have been putting every week somebody's map up there to go against you a carl. this week it's zachary wilson. tell us about this map? >> he has romney with 276 electoral votes. applausable win for him. but what is significant about it is that he is ohio, virginia, and florida to romney. it shows a 3-2-1 strategy we have been talking about for if republicans. any one of the three state slips.
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obama is the nominee. if ohio, as we talk about goes, ohio wins the presidency. so it's inept and -- the interesting thing he gives iowa that we have been just talking about to obama. so if you look at the states we talk about this evening they are critical in a very close rate. >> bret: thank you very much. do it home, too. joe and karl, we'll be back with another version of the electoral map. after the break, education and the election. welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ hk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ]
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>> bret: no grapevine tonight so we can bring you other news. while focused on gun smuggling, the u.s. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety. that is one conclusion from a soon to be released justice department inspector general's report on the gun tracking program operation "fast and furious." it blames three top atf leaders, but their attorneys say top brass escaped scrutiny. house oversight committee chairman darrell issa says he fears a whitewash. attorney general eric holder says the report will provide him the basis, the discipline or fire those most responsible. holder is the only attorney general to be held in contempt of congress for failing to provide documents in this investigation.
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chicago teachers and city officials are back at the bargaining table. negotiation resume this morning. monday, more than 25,000 teachers went on strike. the union is disputing report that it asked for a 35 pay hike and guarantee call back of any teacher laid off. education is always a big deal at presidential election at one time or another. tonight in the continuing series on the issues, correspondent shannon bream looks at what the candidates are saying about how your child learns. >> together, i promise you, we can outessential kate and outcompete any nation on earth. >> as presidentially be a champion of real education reform in america. >> both presidential contenders say improving the sag education system is a top priority. polling shows americans have much more faith in president become bam when it comes to getting the job done.
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when fox asked which do you trust to do a better job on education, the president held an 18-point margin over governor romney. 52 to 34%. not all education advocates are convinced. >> when it comes to education the president deserves a "c." >> does he get high mark for shining spotlight of what advocates call education crisis. there is skepticism about the proposal which is granting waiver of in child left behind law to 30 states and allow young people in the country illegally to earn citizenship attending college. >> romney supports rigorous testing that he believes causing opportunities and essential jate tortoise improve. both candidates will fight to bring down the cost of higher education but the starkest comment is topic of the
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teachers union. american endorsement re-election bid months ago. some education advocates they they hope that is a position both candidates adopt. >> until the president of the united states whoever it may be, stands up and says no long rer you welcome to walk in and talk to us about the issues when children are not the primary concern, until it happens we can't say you are reform minded. >> arnie duncan worked to, pand charter school. and launch performance play plan for teachers. >> bret: thank you. last night we heard story on what presidential campaign say about medicare and there are a few errors to correct. cbo assessment cited that paul ryan medicare plan would increase ben fibiary share of healthcare cost pertain to congressman ryan original plan.
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not the recent bill passed by the house and cosponsored now by ron widen. the g.o.p. plan would not go in to effect until 2013. the other iser isviveed by competition it drives down cost. we regret the errors. president obama says no to israel amid fears of iranian nuclear bomb, scheduling snafu or something else? we talk about it with the all-star when we come back. her, and last year, she wasn't eating so wel so i recmended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. all with a delicious taste. [ dietitian ] now, nothing keeps mom
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those international community who refuse to put redlines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >> bret: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today, pointed comment. many believe was directly aimed at the u.s. for failing to detail the redline, if you will. when iran, when they will act, the u.s. will act to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. this is as the israeli prime minister requested a meeting with president obama. either in new york or in washington. according to the israelis it was turned down. the white house through the white house national security council spokesman said this. simply not in the city at the same time, but the president and the prime minister are in frequent contact and the prime minister will meet with senior officials including secretary clinton during his visit. now, later senior official
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said that they're not ruling out a possible meeting in washington. but the president will likely be campaigning. possibly in a battleground state like ohio. let's bring there panel. jonah goldberg, national review online. juan williams, columnist with the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles? >> they are claiming they can't meet because they are not going to be in new york at the same time. that is ridiculous. it isn't as if washington isn't accessible. have they not heard of asella or president obama is campaigning? who set the campaign schedule? if he wanted the meet with netanyahu he would. obviously, this a snub, wrapped inside a joke. the weakest excuse you can manual. but for the israelis this is a strategic issue, life and death issue. they look around and see the iae report from two weeks ago that said the iranian nuclear program far from being stopped
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by sanctions is accelerating. number of production of iranian is doubling now inside the facility outside of the city of kuhn. in a place that is almost impregnable. they look around and see that the negotiations that were supposed to be the last ditch negotiations that we saw in istanbul and baghdad and moscow have gone nowhere. the irainiance hasn't offered anything. if some strategist like anthony and others in the u.s. have argued if there is seriousness to our declaration that we won't let iran new mexico nuclear the program is accelerating and unless we
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establish redline, signal to iranians they can do anything they want. no response from the u.s.. that's why israelis are panicked. >> if there a difference between redline or dead sunshine not a date. or action by which you cross and u.s. attacks? >> it could be onor other. it could be a date. if you are not going to offer negotiations, which they haven't, we have to act. if the enrichment reaches establishment. but if you don't establish what we are trying to prevent and when then you tell iranians we're not serious. the israelis are saying either have a readline and we'll trust you, or at least allow us to defend ourselves. but don't do no redline. and give us a red light because in that case, israel is entirely helpless. >> bret: juan, what about the diplomatic implications of saying you're not going to
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meet with israeli prime minister two requests a meeting -- who requests a meeting. >> there is no diplomatic consequence in this area. there are telephone and telegraph and e-mail and everything else. also, he has the opportunity to meet with secretary clinton with other officials. i think in large part, you know, this is a situation where republicans and romney see this as political gold. especially if you are talking to jewish voters in this country that they are trying to win away from president obama. >> bret: haven't said anything today. not to say they will say something tomorrow. >> exactly. >> bret: it's 9/11. >> it seems to me the reality of the situation gets lost here. the reality is that the united states under president obama not only has, is at record levels in terms of funding for israel and the military but has been clear that israel has right to defend it. has been all about saying that we do not want iran have to nuclear capabilities. in fact, military exercises are being conducted in that region in the waters off of
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iran now to make it very clear that they should not think that the united states has any reluctance to being involved in military response. mitt romney went to israel, he managed to insult the palestinians. he managed to say that, you know, jerusalem should be the capital. at some point you have to say wait a second -- >> bret: wait a second, juan. democrats put back in the convention platform six days ago jerusalem should be the capital of israel. >> nobody thinks -- look, every administration, republican or democrat comes in and says that is just window dressing. >> bret: okay. we're getting -- >> the point here is that there is very little difference between romney, obama or any other american president in terms of seeking to establish peace in american national interest. >> bret: jonah before i get you, i want to point to this, the increase in tensions. the house intelligence committee chairman describing what he saw in a meeting behind closed doors between the u.s. ambassador and the
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israeli prime minister. and also a member of the knesset now. >> right now, the israelis don't believe that this administration is serious when they say all options are on the table. and more importantly, neither do the iranians. that's why the program progressing. >> i think president obama knows that prime minister netanyahu will ask what are you going to do regarding iran? how long do you want to us wait? maybe wants to avoid that meeting. >> bret: okay, john. >> yeah. just for the record, so far, in reading up on this all day, or all afternoon at leastt only person i have seen who is politicized this and talk about gold for republicans is you. i haven't seen anyone else do it. i think maybe tomorrow that will change. at the same time, part of the problem stems from the simple fact that the israelis have a vested interest in keeping iran from having capability to build nuclear bomb. obama seems more concerned prevents them having a nuclear
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bomb. an important distinction between the two. i think that also, netanyahu is stuck in the box where he, if he is told by the administration in washington we will not approve you attacking, if he goes alone and he attacks iran, they know that iran will then attack american interests. american citizens and could rip asunder the relationship. he knows he can't go alone. you can say they have a right to defend themselves but if you don't have american sanction, and he goes alone it could sour the relationship with united states of america. the only way he could make the call is if they thought there was thing to be a holocaust situation. i don't think they are there yet. >> bret: we'll continue this discussion. and also, talk about cairo. what is happening there throughout the middle east. back after the short break.
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>> bret: they call themselves ultraconservative protesters climbing the ball of the embassy in cairo, bringing down american flag and replacing it with the black flag that looked like the al-qaeda flag. all in protest of a video attacking muhammad. islam's prophet. video apparently made by someone in the u.s. anti-islam activist. and the video has been shown in egypt. statement by the embassy just moments ago. the embassy condemns the evident by misguided individuals to hurt religious feelings of muslims as we condemn effort to offend
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believeer of all religions and it says the religious belief respect is cornerstone of american democracy and we reject actions by those refusing the right of free speech to hurt religious beliefs of others. charles, what about this and what it means? >> that statement is embarrassment. that is a hostage statement. a mob of al-qaeda sympathizers in egypt to force the united states make a statement of apology on 9/11 of all days for something we're not responsible. 'd issue a state go to hell. the way america works and democracy works is that everybody has a right to express themselves. we don't police our speech. you should apologize for storming the embassy and the violation of the ultimate sacred principle of democracy protecting the embassy and missions abroad. for the u.s. to essentially
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issue vailed apoll is disgraceful. >> bret: juan, the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked there this afternoon as well. >> correct. again, what strikes me here is a big difference. listening to charles "go to hell." you know, ambassador krauthammer, boy, you know, we would stir the wars and the anger in the islamic community for what? it's simple say hey, listen, we understand this may have been offensive to some muslims. that is not by any way backing down or an act of somehow cowardess on part of the government. >> we apologize for every statement that we made? >> we shouldn't apologize but clearly when you are involved, if we saw muslims attacking christians, we would say something is wrong. we have said something is wrong. we are saying there is no intent to be offensive and thans is not official u.s. government issue. this didn't come from government. >> bret: jonah? >> i think statement is fine if it came out on september 10
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and condemn nation of this vid -- condemnation of this video. let it be known this is what happened, we don't approve of this. if it makes you all mad. but when they basically seize the embassy and tear down the flag, the issue is no longer simply a free speech issue. it's, you know, it's an attack on the sovereign u.s. soil. incredibly -- to quote barack obama and the middle east they respect the strong horse. this looks like thank you, sir, may i have another? it's embarrassing. >> bret: strong letter to follow. we'll be back with some final thoughts. on the 9/11 anniversary in a minute. [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8... [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp is back... but only foa limited time! try as much as you like, any way you like!
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>> finally, we're going to drop the kicker segment. we thought we'd get final thoughts from the panel on this, the 11th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. >> it's amazing how it's becoming history so quickly. kids in college, seniors in college were in fourth grade when it happened. i think as a historical matter it shows america can choke on a
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gnat, but swallow tirings whole and regardless of party, this country dealt with it. >> juan? >> we're being family, there were so many rumors around washington, possible attack on the capitol, the state department, just wondering where the kids are, or your wife is and hearing so many people had died. >> charles? >> one of the reasons it's now become more history is because of the remarkable success in the two administrations in wart on terror. -- war on terror. we estimated al-qaeda, how we attacked them in their sanctuaries and as a result, they am spend all their time in defending themselves and are unable to mount a major attack on us. that's a great success and the message is that response has to be forceful and no apologies. >> is the concern still there? >> it's always possible. that's why we have to keep up the fight as obama is. if could be one that will last a generation, but we have shown